Summer 2019 Part 1

No secret that I LOVE summer! I have been having the best time with friends-from outdoor concerts and trips to the beach to watercolors by the pool, reading, cheering on 2 different friend’s new books and just lots of time creating, writing and hanging with good people. We are a little more than halfway through—and I am so busy working on a new business idea (more to come on that!) but I am still planning on more fun ahead. :)



Had the most amazing chat Friday with an 89 -year-old woman on a park bench in front of ShopRite. She was sitting down- sort of hanging on to her cart, taking a rest after telling me she was worn out. I thought she was referring to the insane humidity, but it turns out it was more about the crowd inside the store. I had been rushing around all morning and was feeling rather worn myself. We began talking and I decided to sit beside her for a while. When she told me she lived in NYC during the 1950s, I just couldn’t stop asking her questions about what it was like then. I asked her if she knew who Maeve Brennan was (Wrote a New Yorker Column called “The Long Winded Lady” back then-chronicling vignettes of city life) She did. I then asked if she had ever been to Bickford‘s, Schraffts, The Automat, 21, and many more. She told me about a little speakeasy called Chumley‘s. We then moved onto swing coats, hats, phone exchanges, like Murray Hill ####, white gloves. Then the not-so-nice social issues of the time. She was fascinating and recalled each detail like it was yesterday. Good things happen when you just slow down sometimes. 😊💗 wow.


Blueprint NYC rooftop party

Forgot to post this in May, but what a fun night after the Blueprint show wrap-up. Met the lovely Jehane from Brighton, UK. She runs a great agency for surface design. I also ran into old friends (and students) Patti and Lucie from Studio 2–love them!!!! IT was such a surprise to see them there even though I should have known they would be exhibiting. I left the party just as it was getting fun.

west side of manhattan

west side of manhattan